Covid-19 Advisory
In view of the evolving situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been decided that meetings in Geneva scheduled until the end of April 2020 will be postponed. New dates will be communicated in due course.

We use our convening power to bring together government, business, civil society, academia and other international organizations. Together, we debate, exchange experiences, identify best practices, and develop global standards on the most pressing issues of the day.

These discussions take place at hundreds of events, which we organize every year, mostly at our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

UNCTAD Conference

The UNCTAD Conference is our highest decision-making body and meets every four years to establish our mandate.

Trade and Development Board

The Trade and Development Board oversees the activities of the organization and deals with policy issues, management and institutional matters.

Working Party

The Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget reviews our communication strategy, publications programme, technical cooperation activities and programme of work.


The Commissions on trade and development, and investment, enterprise and development set work priorities in the fields concerned.

Groups of Experts

Groups of experts meet on a regular basis to update guidelines on: Accounting Standards, Competition Law and Policy, Consumer Protection, E-commerce and the Digital Economy and Financing for Development.

Expert meetings

Expert meetings are called on either an ad hoc or regular basis to identify specific solutions to development problems.

The UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development advises UN member States on how technology can boost development.

The World Investment Forum meets every two years to identify solutions to investment-related challenges in the global and national economies.

The Global Commodities Forum meets every two years to update on, and identify solutions to, a range of commodity-related issues.


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